Jay's Jun.03 unknown

Jay Respler (jrespler@injersey.com)
Wed, 5 Jun 1996 02:02:54 -0400 (EDT)

Nice map Bjorn, thanks.

>According to el960601 (and SkyMap):

One of these days, I'll have to find out why SkyMap doesn't always predict
right for me.

>#16864 86-52 B passed within a few 1/10 degrees from the
>given point at 4:41:02 (direction = 010 degrees relative
>to the RA/dec grid, 108 degrees from vertical as QuickSat shows)
Yes, I saw this.  At first I thought it was part of the NOSS group, but after
following it for a few seconds, something just didn't look right about it.
I went back to the original position and soon the next object came by almost
exactly trailing the first.  This is probably what Russell calls 96 29C.

So, my Sunday obs can be used to update the elements for 96 29C

>#23862 96-29 A passed about 45 seconds earlier
>(direction approximately 11:20 = 340 degrees
>relative to the RA/dec grid, 92 degrees from vertical).
This was too far away to be seen in my binocular 3 deg field.

Good job in tracking down those other sats.


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